Equal Pay Day: Women in Iowa make less than men across ethnicities

On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, August 7, and Latina Equal Pay Day, November 1, Lean In will be doing more to raise awareness of the 38 percent and 46 percent pay gaps these women face. “Equal pay matters, and by eliminating the gender pay gap, we can improve the lives of women and their families”, said Karen Parkin, chief HR officer and Adidas executive board member, in a statement. It is also important to remember that like feminism in general, this issue is intersectional, so if we’re going to tackle the wage gap, we have to delve deep below the surface.


Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women make 87 cents for every white man’s dollar, according to the organization, and therefore AAPI Equal Pay Day is on February 22.

The far behind some countries in the European Union and others have created policies pegged at creating more pay transparency.

Black women earn $0.63 for every dollar that white men earn, while white woman earn $0.79 per every dollar a white man earns.

“It’s very important for women to have equal pay across the state of MS”, said Mayor Beechem. That gap has narrowed significantly over the past four decades, as women have gotten more education and entered male-dominated professions, but a divide remains.

Toni Van Pelt with the National Organization for Women explains that pay inequality impacts women in ways well beyond a pay check.

It is the reason behind Equal Pay Day – to bring attention to wage discrepancies between men and women in the workplace. The occasion prompts an annual examination of the gender pay gap in the USA and this year such study will turn up good news.

These numbers differ by race as well.

The study – a working paper published by the in November – is one of several recent papers that show that children account for much of the remaining.


Celebrities such as Catt Sadler from ENews spoke out about the pay difference between her and her co-anchor Jason Kennedy, who have both been working on the channel for the same amount of years causing Sadler to eventually quit her job on the popular network. The report shows the gap for women in Rhode Island and MA has widened. That means there is little integration between male- and female-dominated occupations, including the male-centric jobs like construction or software development. It is hardly surprising – or evidence of workplace discrimination – that someone who works an extra 3 hours a week earns more than someone who doesn’t. Accounting for time she might have to take off work to care for children or an elderly parent, the female character made 43% less than what the male character made by they time they were 85.

It took 3 extra months, but women finally catch up to a man's income for last year